Would new employees at Microsoft get new surface laptop?

Oracle techlord12
Jun 9 50 Comments

Title says it all.

TC for those: 200k
YoE: 2

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  • Oath Atinlay2
    Why does it matter?? Does it really make a difference?
    Jun 9 11
    • Oath Atinlay2
      🙄
      Jun 9
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Your dev machine does matter... Would hate to work on some shitty laptop every day
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      I agree!
      Jun 9
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Yes but all questions to ask your recruiter, not strangers on Blind
      Jun 9
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      True but if you're curious, doubt the recruiter is replying to emails on Sunday. Homie is just excited I get it
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Haha I’m too excited. So I wanted to know lol.
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      The recruiter doesn't know, it's based on the options available to your team's admin.
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      That maybe true. I am just wondering what might the situation be like for choosing our own machines while working.
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft / Product SlowLife
      Typically you’ll have a budget you can spend on your computer. I use a top of the line 13” MBP.
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Yeah I’m hoping for MBP because it’s something I currently use haha
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft gh0stntshl
    I asked for a MBP
    Jun 9 8
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Oh so there is an option for MBP. Thank goodness.
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft gh0stntshl
      Not sure it is a company wide policy though.
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      What’s the policy??
      Jun 9
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Chill out and get hired first
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      I already received an offer and accepted it. Now I’m just wondering about the perks lol
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft gh0stntshl
      Too late! You’ll get a Tandy TRS-80..
      Jun 9
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Wait until they tell you or ask your recruiters
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Yeah I guess I’ll wait for them to give me options
      Jun 9
  • Ericsson / Eng rawr🙈🙉
    What’s a saw?!
    Jun 9 2
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      Secure Access Workstation. Basically a heavy laptop with a super restrictive windows that doesn't let you do shit and works like crap, but let's you connect to customer databases.
      Horrible for development.
      Jun 9
    • Ericsson / Eng rawr🙈🙉
      Ahh interesting! Thanks for the reply :) !
      Jun 9
  • McAfee / Sales mIrt65
    If you make $200K, then you should just buy your own laptop.
    Jun 9 1
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Lol I already have my own. But usually I thought you can’t do office works in personal laptops. So to do office work on office laptop, I was hoping I could get a better one.
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft
    ➰_➰

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Sup, brah?
    ➰_➰more
    Depends on the org and the computers available. Many do.
    Jun 9 3
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Azure Data and Intelligence .org. Any idea?
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft
      dilf

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Facebook, Amazon, Google
      dilfmore
      If you are a dev you will be getting a SAW (Thinkpad)
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Lol the role is Software Engineer. It’s with Data and Intelligence and they said the work involves writing applications for data analytics and machine learning.
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft / Eng Dyson
    I didn’t.

    MS full time employees do get 15% discount on MS hardware, though.
    Jun 9 3
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      What were you working on when you joined then? A windows PC?
      Jun 9
    • Microsoft / Eng Dyson
      I got a new desktop PC and a 5-year old used laptop. The coworker who gave me the laptop did get a Surface Book Pro, because he/she was next up in the queue for new laptop.
      7d
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Damn that sucks
      7d
  • Google DocStrange
    There is no company policy. All depends on your org and manager. Microsoft is still insanely decentralized.
    Jun 9 1
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    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Good to know that MBP is an option.
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft
    dilf

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Facebook, Amazon, Google
    dilfmore
    I got a SAW 😭
    Jun 9 1
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Dayum. Can’t you request for MBP or surface pro or something?
      Jun 9
  • Intel bau.
    I got one, I was given a few choices before joining.
    Jun 9 3
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      I hope they just give me choices
      Jun 9
    • Intel bau.
      You can ask and see. If you don't ask, they won't know.
      Jun 9
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      True!
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft snowite
    I have a freaking SAW(Thinkpad 480)... It's a beast though.
    Jun 9 1
  • Microsoft / Eng mantier
    I got a fully loaded SB 2. Was there when I started.

    And then a SAW and a desktop tower as well, which I hardly use. SAW is where 30% of the day goes fighting the laptop than the issue at hand.
    Jun 9 1
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Can’t we ask for SB 2?
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft jmGp18
    For working yes you can. Just request and you will get one if your manager approves
    Jun 9 1
    • Oracle techlord12
      OP
      Can we request for MBP or surface?
      Jun 9
  • New / IT hard work
    @OP 200k is pretty good TC, did you had competing offers while negotiating Microsoft?
    Yesterday 0

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